James Ross in for Phil once more. Thursday is Steve Vines day, and after 10 we wrap up all that's happening (or not) in Hong Kong politics and bureaucracy, good or bad! After 11.30 Morning Brew's resident vet Dr David Gething is here to fill us in on all things feline-related - what are some of the common (and unusual) problems that afflict our cats? Fat lumps, cancer of the bladder, and colds and flu will all be in focus. After 12 our special guest will be Mark Dornford-May, Co-Founder of South African musical group, The Isango Ensemble. Starting tomorrow they're staging the Asian Premiere of A Man Of Good Hope at the Lyric Theatre - It's the true story of one refugee's epic quest across Africa, brought to life with music, dance, and theatre. Great reviews elsewhere, and Mark will join us after 12. Plus the greatest hits of music, and much more.
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On today's 123 Show you can hear all about Hong Kong's first platform to support women and families affected by miscarriage. Co-founders Marina Watt, Babie Li and May Chung join us at 1.30. After 2, Billy Clarke, our technology contributor joins us for the latest tech news. After 2.30, Annalie Chow talks to Dr Ryan Howard from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals about huskies, and what you should know before adopting them. (1:15pm-3pm,email@example.com)
Higher bond yields have brought an end to the stock market rally. Traders took a second look at the minutes of the last Fed meeting and decided that US policymakers’ upbeat assessment of the US economy outweighed their concerns about inflation being below target and therefore interest rates could rise faster and by more than anticipated. Hong Kong stocks opened to the downside with the Hang Seng index shedding 1.1% when trading commenced. However, on the mainland the Shanghai Composite index resumed after the lunar new year break by jumping 1.2% higher.
A top diplomat at the US Treasury said that the US must do more to confront China on trade. David Malpass, the Treasury's undersecretary for international affairs, accused Beijing of “patently non-market behaviour” and said that economic liberalisation on the mainland had gone into reverse. The Trump administration is considering global tariffs on steel and aluminum with potentially higher duties and quotas for China, which it accuses of dumping.
China's tourism industry earned revenue of 475bn yuan ($75bn) during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, up 12.6% from one year earlier, according to data from China National Tourism Administration.
Joining Friday's Money Talk are Francis Lun, the CEO of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. Providing the view from Australia is Toby Lawson, Head of Global Markets at Societe Generale in Sydney. (8 - 8:30 am, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
On Thursday's Backchat, media laws. The Government is proposing to loosen limitations on cross-media ownership and on foreign control of media. They say it will boost the industry, and provide a balanced competitive environment, updating old laws for the new environment. Do you think that might reduce diversity and threaten press freedom? Or will it attract more investment and lead to better content? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, Disney's loss.
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A special, three-part series on Radio 3's Hong Kong Heritage. Interviews with Michael Wright, 105, at his home in London with producer/presenter Annemarie Evans. Mr Wright, who was born in Hong Kong in 1912, served as a soldier and later prisoner of war in Hong Kong and was the architect of the city’s post-war public housing as tens of thousands of refugees poured into the territory. Mr Wright, who died on January 26, woud later become the Director of Public Works and oversee Hong Kong at a time of water shortages in the 1960s.
Michael Wright, who was born in Hong Kong in 1912 and would later become the architect of Hong Kong’s early public housing, returns to the territory after an education in England, in 1938. He works as an architect before serving as a Volunteer officer during the Battle of Hong Kong. He is taken prisoner and in this programme describes life in Sham Shui Po and later Argyle Street camp and how important it was to keep the mind busy.
At 1.10 in the afternoon of February the 19th, the fourth day of the Year of the Dog, we invite you to “Do The Dog...with The Red Stripes”. Join Hong Kong’s premiere 11 piece Ska/Mod band as they recreate the rude sounds of the 2 Tone Era, with frontman Fred Croft, and Radio 3 hosts Carolyn Wright and Paul Haswell.
This programme was recorded on January the 28th at RTHK Studio 1 in front of a live audience. It was produced by Phil Whelan and Steve James.
(1.10pm-2pm, 19th February)
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